Archives for: "August 2009"

Aug/31
2009
Carrie Prejean is suing the organization that operates the Miss California pageant for discriminating against her for her religious beliefs. Carrie, please take your topless photo posing, hair bleaching, official appearance stiffing, religious… more »
Aug/31
2009
Hello Mr. First-Term Senator. I've heard a lot about how you like to promote falsehoods. So here's a double helping of your own. I heard about the time you paid that ex-con to beat up the little old lady down the block. I don't know her personally, but… more »
Aug/31
2009
America is no different than Afghanistan or Somalia when it comes to how women are treated on the public stage. From men screaming at a presidential candidate to "wash their shirts" to status as second class citizens for medical coverage there's often… more »
Aug/31
2009
In Schenectady, NY, the District Attorney Robert M. Carney is looking for some pictures. He's directed the local police to search for the pictures. Not just any pictures, these are pictures of the graduation party for Jimmy Casino, who in June graduated… more »
Aug/31
2009
Just outside Syracuse, NY, Sean Andrews tasered Audra Harmon after pulling her over last January. Her offense was that Officer Andrews suspected she was talking on her cellphone, which Ms. Harmon denies, and doing 50 mph in a 45 mph zone. Why did he… more »
Aug/30
2009
For a while the notion was popular that we shouldn't release detainees because they might try return to terrorism and blow shit up. In fact that happened just recently. BAGHDAD (AP) -- The suicide truck bomber who targeted Iraq's Foreign Ministry in one… more »
Aug/30
2009
Does it seem oddly ironic that the people who are in the business of asking questions should have to answer any themselves? Mr. Cheney said the [Justice Department’s decision to review detainee interrogation practices] would create “an outrageous… more »
Aug/30
2009

Pot. Meet Pope.

Sometimes, you just have to shake your head at the idiocy displayed by the Catholic Church. The latest example is Pope Palpatine's recent pronouncement concerning environmentalism. Normally, I fully support the efforts of people to conserve and preserve… more »
Aug/29
2009
Texas has now increased the number of physical education credits a high school student can use toward graduation from two to four. Many states have physical education requirements, but most don't allow so much to be used toward graduation. According the… more »
Aug/28
2009
Someone is trying to kill our food supply by mailing packages contaminated with bugs and plant virus. This is an act of terrorism that people just don't think of. It sure scares the crap out of me. Sacramento County agriculture commissioner Frank Carl… more »
Aug/28
2009
I'm not trying to imply that all Republicans are drooling idiots, just that their party thinks they are... The national Republican Party has mailed a fundraising appeal suggesting Democrats might use an overhaul of the health care system to deny medical… more »
Aug/27
2009
Fat people are the last "minority" that it is OK to put down and make derogatory statements about. See their billboard: http://www.peta.org/mc/Billboards_ads_images/whale_watch_BB.pdf I have a couple things to say about this. First, I was vegetarian for… more »
Aug/27
2009
The agency reported that the banking industry lost $3.7 billion in the second quarter amid a surge in bad loans made to home builders, commercial real estate developers, and small and midsize businesses. (NYT) When I first read the article I thought… more »
Aug/26
2009
I've noticed there are always people that walk, even in rural neighborhoods. No matter the weather or the amount of daylight they're out there strolling around, hands behind their back. The one thing that the vast majority of these walkers have in… more »
Aug/25
2009

You Can Fight Back

It appears that more girls and women are now missing from the planet, precisely because they are female, than men were killed on the battlefield in all the wars of the 20th century. The number of victims of this routine “gendercide” far exceeds the… more »
Aug/25
2009
Boy drinks a can of lager, then another and another and another until he has downed 30. Boy has liver failure. Boy is in hospital hoping to get a new liver. Boy leave hospital and walks to the pub and orders a pint or a vodka. The British Health Service… more »
Aug/25
2009
So Libya has a nice little estate in a rich neighborhood of New Jersey, ostensibly for their ambassador and his family to go and relax. Someone had the idea that this would be a nifty place to let bling-boy Gadhafi stay and host some parties. Well the… more »
Aug/25
2009
Big, ugly license plate frames were always a pet peeve of mine. It seemed like there was no limit to their gaudy, ostentatious displays. While the skulls, chains and leaping dolphins are fine for some it irked the hell out of me when they covered or… more »
Aug/24
2009
Seen in the parking lot of the local supermarket... two grandmotherly, pantyhose clad legs sticking out sideways from an SUV kicking frantically in the air... So our town is full of rich twats who still have their oversized behemoth SUVs. Fully coiffed… more »
Aug/22
2009
At his meeting with Mr. Megrahi on Friday, Colonel Qaddafi equated the anger among families of the Lockerbie victims at Mr. Megrahi’s release with Libya’s indignation at his conviction for the bombing, which Mr. Megrahi and his supporters have always… more »
Aug/21
2009
Some people clearly don't know when they're pushing their luck. Claiming that those deities in charge of our destiny listen to you... well history is full of that sort of classic taunting of fate. Don't say you weren't warned. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --… more »
Aug/21
2009
Parents of autistic kids want to force public schools to take care of dogs as well as their kids. Why? Because it makes the autistic kids "feel better". Ok. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. First, one autistic kid is NOT more important than his or her… more »
Aug/21
2009

HypUKrits

British and Scottish officials joined the United States on Friday in criticizing the hero’s welcome Libya choreographed for Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, a day after the Scottish government ordered… more »
Aug/21
2009
I don't mind filters - but they should be a bit more informative. Some act a bit like petulant children at dinner time, lips pursed refusing to reveal what the objectionable item is. If I could, I would take such a filter and treat it like the petulant… more »
Aug/21
2009

Grind.

So yeah - work has decided that World of Suck falls into the "tasteless" category and therefore I should not be allowed to read it. Is that a win? Getting blocked - maybe - but for being tasteless? Not quite. In fact, this is the kind of taste I… more »
Aug/20
2009
''We will not stop until there is a policy of requiring condoms to be used in porn,'' [AIDS Healthcare] foundation president Michael Weinstein said. (AP) Ok Dude. Chill. First, the porn industry tests all its actors and actresses. They have to be clean… more »
Aug/20
2009
How well did that whole "Free Market" think work for us eh? Just like the plot of Animal Farm wasn't it? It might be funny if it weren't so fucking sad. The whole bullshit of "we need to decrease regulation to make things competitive" was a big, fat,… more »
Aug/19
2009
“ ‘You should know that we hate all Americans,’ ” Ms. McHale said Mr. Abbasi told her. “ ‘From the bottom of our souls, we hate you.’ ” And you know what Ansar? We hate hyper-religious, extremist, uncompromising, oppressive, small-dicked douchebags like… more »
Aug/19
2009
I'll make this short. I think it's absolutely fine if citizens want to bear arms when attending political speeches and presentations... SO LONG AS the presenting party has a pair of Gatling Guns trained on the audience at all times. What's sauce for the… more »
Aug/19
2009
I'm tired of seeing politicians being intimidated by the health-care mobs. And yes, mobs is the right word. People waving offensive signs, screaming, shouting, getting into fights... that's what a mob is. Mindless. Stupid. Putrid. Unable to come to… more »
Aug/18
2009
A recent Texas law will requires that schools offer a course discussing the literature and history of the Bible and a few folks have their panties in a bunch. First off, the course is an elective - that means that students can choose or not choose take… more »
Aug/18
2009
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday overturned a state law that required women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus. Teresa, Teresa, Teresa. You know I really don't care much for the name… more »
Aug/17
2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Marriott hotel chain on Monday abandoned its legal claim that a Connecticut woman raped at gunpoint in a hotel parking garage, in front of her young children, had been careless and was partly at fault. So the gist here is… more »
Aug/17
2009
I ventured out for lunch today. When heading back to work, I stopped at a red light and waited, not paying too much attention to the cars going past. Light changes, I start to go and I almost get hit. I look around wonder what the hell I missed and I… more »
Aug/16
2009
Maggie held the title for eleven years as Prime Minister of the UK. Hillary may only get a portion of that as our Secretary of State but I doubt that any can deny that she is America's Iron Lady. Just as Baroness Thatcher achieved the moniker from… more »
Aug/15
2009
My email has bloated to fit the size of the pipes it travels in. Bloated is a good word because there's simply no excuse for cramming the wads of megabytes across email that comes across today. The word bloat implies that the same content could be… more »
Aug/14
2009
Or at least that is the interpretation of some. Yale Publishing is shying away from putting out a book of controversial cartoons - "The Cartoons That Shook the World" - out of fear that violence might erupt. We still have the legal right to exercise our… more »
Aug/13
2009
Women have come a long way in the work place, but they still earn less than men. There are many factors that contribute to this phenomenon. In many two income families, that didn't matter much since the husband's income took care of most of the… more »
Aug/13
2009
We ladies may have come a long way in society, but there is one place that many are still very traditional - Taking the husbands surname. In a survey of 815 people about family and gender issues, 70% of respondents said that the wife should take the… more »
Aug/12
2009
Many want Michael Vick to pay and pay and pay, but he has done his time. He's a football player - an athlete. No one ever said that someone has to be a paragon of ethics to play professional sports - actually lately the opposite seems to be true. In… more »
Aug/12
2009
France has barred a woman wearing burkinis from swimming in public swimming pools. If you are scratching your head wondering - a burkini looks a bit like a loose fitting full wetsuit with a head covering. In other words, it is modest swimming apparel… more »
Aug/12
2009

Not Today

I had a day so bad that I can't even blog about it. I don't believe there's enough alcohol in the world to make it better. Here's to tomorrow. May it be even just a tiny bit better. more »
Aug/11
2009
... For the best search b-hits parade. Are you ready? Let the fun begin! "men who still want to hang out with the boys all the time what does this mean" Ok then. Could I point out a few things here? First you're typing full sentences into the search… more »
Aug/11
2009
Just when I thought things were turning around... America was looking up and redeeming itself. People were actually starting to THINK again, but no. It was all a pipe dream. My countrymen are as stupid as fucking ever and proud to announce it. It's… more »
Aug/11
2009
There are a number of lies and hyperbole being spouted about universal health care. From Palin's death committee to the end of modern civilization, it would be comical if it wasn't so obviously politically biased. But I think I've found my favorite… more »
Aug/10
2009

Wait For It...

The punchline is precious. Props to "Shanghai Expat". Since the first time I saw Palin, she scared me. I’m from a small town in the mountains, and I can say that she does not represent small towns as a whole, but rather a small segment of small towns,… more »
Aug/10
2009

Nancy Rody - Moron

You still don’t get it. We are NOT Abortionists or Euthanasia supporters. We are Christians. We believe ALL life is sacred from the moment of conception. All life weather useful to society or not. It is that special quality that defines us as human… more »
Aug/10
2009
So now I understand why she quit, because the "facts" she had to get straight were too much for her. And now she takes her "One Stupid Twat" show on the road, spewing nonsense to her adoring if genetically unstable fans. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former… more »
Aug/10
2009
I smell catastrophe. Read the Cliff-Notes version. Westchester County officials have entered into a landmark desegregation agreement that would compel the county to create affordable housing in overwhelmingly white communities and aggressively market it… more »
Aug/09
2009
It's America 2009. Over the last decade a lot has changed. Sure everyone says that but in this case I really believe that it has. Think back a bit. Remember when the Berlin Wall came down? That wasn't America changing, that was other places. But it had… more »
Aug/08
2009
I get to work. I sit down, fire up the computer and start plugging away. A bit later I hear shrill voices and the heavy pounding of little feet. I catch a glimpse of someone who seems to be stalking me at my cubicle door, except they are only about… more »
Aug/07
2009
First the dog ate his homework and now this... JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Florida investigators say a man accused of downloading child pornography is blaming his cat. Dude. You get points for originality but not for much else. If I were your cat I… more »
Aug/07
2009
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The lonelyhearted man who killed three women in a shooting rampage at a health club knew the book ''How to Date Young Women: For Men Over 35'' chapter and verse, and was a devoted follower of its author. Putting aside that the author… more »
Aug/07
2009
So, what is this "one fact" you ask? That we all need health care at some point in our lives? Or that medical costs are extraordinarily hight? Maybe that Doctors shouldn't be allowed to charge by procedure but need a standard salary? Nope, those are all… more »
Aug/06
2009

The King Has No Shoes

SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) -- Like most restaurants, the Burger King in this St. Louis suburb has a no shoes, no shirt, no service policy. And baby, do they enforce it. Too much so, the company admitted, after apologizing for restaurant workers who asked a… more »
Aug/06
2009
Michael J. Lohnes was pissed at his family. "They kicked me to the curb," Lohnes said. "They have stuff my dad left to me when he died and won't give it to me." He was broke, drunk and mad that his family wouldn't "help" him. Mr. Lohnes, aka Skumbag,… more »
Aug/05
2009
Or at least that is what Pat Buchanan says. Rachel Maddow interview Pat on msnbc regarding the Sotomayor nomination. When asked why the overwhelming majority of justices have been white, Buchanan declined to explicitly cite discrimination, but explained… more »
Aug/05
2009
Guy hasn't had a girlfriend since '84 and sex since the '90s. He goes nuts and shoots up an aerobics class. Women die, he kills himself. No one is accountable right? So what could have been removed from that picture (not added, I'm not saying that… more »
Aug/05
2009
Back in '05 I blogged a bit about people taking risk seriously and on their own. I called it "At your own risk, for real". The point is that if you choose to put yourself into danger then you, not your government should be responsible. Yet once again we… more »
Aug/04
2009
When Amy Herendeen first became a stay-at-home mom, she dedicated a lot of time and effort to keeping house. But the chores were often interrupted by her daughter's needs. Trying to be the ''perfect housewife'' and take care of an infant left her… more »
Aug/04
2009
Well I guess you could say he had it coming... WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A married man who planned to rendezvous with one of his handful of lovers at an eastern Wisconsin motel instead found himself bound, blindfolded and assaulted by a group of women out… more »
Aug/03
2009
I recently attended a lecture by a famous professor who is currently helping to decide the fate of the American space program. During his lecture he presented a nice, linear timetable of events where every year would offer some small, new achievement… more »
Aug/02
2009
Trina Thompson thinks that Monroe College hasn't helped her enough to find a job. Well, Boo Hoo. I wonder if Ms. Thompson has looked around - the economy ain't exactly rosy. There are people with experience losing their jobs. Cold hard fact, sister,… more »
Aug/02
2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Several blind people were able to get behind the wheel of a new high-tech vehicle designed by Virginia Tech engineering students. Ooookay. Blind people. In a car. In *control* of the car. Novel technology or just blatant lack… more »